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Sotto Mare Oysteria & Seafood

552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3920
+1 415-398-3181
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sand dabs” (147 reviews)
“cioppino” (647 reviews)
“seafood” (491 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3920
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Reviewed 5 days ago

For two of us, one of us had great food - just fabulous, the other had an entry that was bland and disappointing but prices were moderate and service was fine. We would certainly go back. On a Monday night we got seated immediately at...More

Thank JohnHarris007
Reviewed 6 days ago

Located in the middle of the Italian neighborhood this restaurant offers very good Italian cuisine, as well as seafood. The wines are very good and cheap. the service is efficient and pleasant.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff combined with delicious food. Linguine with seafood (chef's choice) is definitely a recommendation!

Thank MueMa83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and good service. Be prepared to wait Try to get a reservation. Everything was fresh and delicious.

Thank mfkoonce
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to eat there two times in a day. For lunch, we had the cioppino (really good, enough for two) with a side rapini. Total plus tips was $56 USD. For supper, we had risotto and large pan fried scallops with spinach, the total...More

Thank Shirley X
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic feast of seafood. The Crab Cioppino was the bomb!! It had great flavour and plenty of seafood. The swordfish was cooked well. The lettuce wedge with blue cheese sauce was better than I thought it would be. Be warned, the place is...More

Thank stc1975
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I chose this restaurant because of the reviews. Spot on.45 minute wait was worth it. Cioppino, which was invented IN SF, not Genoa, was addictive. Excellent service, very tight, but just like an Italian home... food, noise, laughter... GO!

Thank Luci P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sotto Mare was highly recommended by locals and it lived up to its rep. The service and atmosphere were great, upbeat and attentive. The cioppino was the best I've ever had. You know the seafood is fresh when there's ZERO FISH SMELL in the whole...More

Thank FoodieMomof3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After an hour and 35 minutes of wait ( no reservations are accepted for part o two) we were seated at a small table. The experience was not up to our expectation.

Thank jambord
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up from Fishermans wharf on a hot August night, were seated straight away and ordered IPA and Sangiovese to compliment the Cioppino special of the house! Fresh crusty bread and the ambience set up the sight, then the smell and taste of the...More

Thank Peter S
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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12 August 2017|
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Response from Kathryn L | Reviewed this property |
No reservations for parties of three or less. 6pm is a good walk in time.
1 May 2017|
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Response from Darrin N | Reviewed this property |
There are several options all within walking distance of this restaurant. We ended up in a saloon that was 2 blocks last away that had some really fin blues bands playing. Once you find the restaurant, just walk around... More
25 April 2017|
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Response from travel7continents | Reviewed this property |
This is a restaurant, not a bar. The food is outstanding, and mostly fish. You can order beer and wine . As far as I know there is no happy hour serving alcoholic drinks and reduced price snacks (appiteasers).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-398-3181
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